Cracking codes and Tudor charters... family fun this May half-term at Saffron Walden Museum

17:06 19 May 2014

Saffron Walden Museum

Saffron Walden Museum

Archant

This May half-term Saffron Walden Museum has two very different family events taking place to tickle the scientific and historical fancies!

On Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29 the museum will be celebrating 150 years since Samuel Morse sent the first Morse Code message. There will be messages to crack in ancient and modern codes to reveal hidden secrets about some of the objects in the museum. There will also be the chance to see a real Morse Code machine and even to try your hand at sending a coded message (technology allowing!) The activities will take place between 11am-1pm and 2-4pm and are suitable for children seven years and over. Usual entry fees apply.

And there is more ...

On Saturday, May 31 the museum will be continuing the celebration of 500 years since the town got its charters. Visitors can make their own charter and decorate it as beautifully as the Tudors did. The activity will take place between 11am-1pm and 2-4pm in the museum’s Great Hall.

The charter activity is suitable for all ages. Usual entry fees apply (adults £1.50, concessions 75p, young people 18 and under free).

For information contact Gemma Tully, visitor and learning services officer, on 01799 510333 or e-mail museum@uttlesford.gov.uk

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Saffron Walden Reporter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Saffron Walden Reporter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Saffron Walden Reporter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Yesterday, 18:23
District councillor for Thaxted, Martin Foley, said

“People power” and canine resistance have been called upon to oppose the latest application to build 100 houses in Thaxted.

Yesterday, 10:33
Dentisit Dr Issa Abdul-Ghani and dental nurse Anje Cairns outside Saffron Walden Community Hospital, where they have rented their NHS practice for the last eight years.

An NHS dental surgery with 5,000 patients on its books looks set to relocate out of town as soon as the end of next year, leaving residents concerned over whether they will get the future treatment they require.

Mon, 13:31
Waitrose.

Up to 70 jobs will be created when Waitrose completes a multi-million pound refurbishment of its Saffron Walden store, the supermarket giant has said.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Year Three and Four teacher Tom Wade leads by example as RA Butler pupils raise money to fund a school toilet block with toilettwinning.org, as well as fundraising for Water Aid to fund a clean water pump.

RA Butler Academy was flush with ideas when it came to raising money on World Toilet Day last Wednesday.

E-edition

Most read stories